By clarsen Latest Reply 2008-11-10 08:02:55 -0600
Started 2008-11-06 23:21:42 -0600

Why do medical insurance companies like Blue Cross / Anthem don't cover gyms in their coverage. You would think that they would cover it since you are exercising and trying to get heathier.

4 replies

kdroberts 2008-11-10 08:02:55 -0600 Report

Some do. A lot also have deals with gym chains for reduced rates, sometimes substantial reductions, and certain fee waivers. Worth checking out.

GabbyPA 2008-11-10 07:52:46 -0600 Report

My husband's insurance covers his membership to a gym. Unfortunately, they won't cover me as his helper. He is in a wheelchair and needs assistance getting on and off the equipment...that was kind of a bummer, specially since the one guy he talked to over the phone said it would. We are still working on how to do that, so I can get in more than just walking. I really want access to the pool.

vgarrison 2008-11-10 01:22:05 -0600 Report


Now see that would make sense now wouldnt it, but that would be too easy. In most cases a gym membership is considered a luxury, not a necessaty. Well with insurance companies I mean, we all know different. It just goes to show that preventing or helping is not on the list of priorities…but amazing last resort meds are given out like candy. Weird HUH…

Blessed Be

GabbyPA 2008-11-10 07:54:09 -0600 Report

I know, and for the price of one months worth of meds, most of us can get a whole year of a gym...what a bunch of bunk! They need to understand prevention much better.

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